Discover the Book June 24, 2011

 

Getting Ready to Grow Old in a Godly Way

We have come to the closing years of David’s life. David, about whom we know more than any other human recorded in God’s Word.

Because God spends so much time capturing David’s life, seen through the lens of Scripture, we have more truth explained about each era of life we face, than in any other place.

There are four concluding eras, or stages through which David passes on his way to Heaven. First let’s survey some of the nuggets of truth for each stage. These are:

Truths that Can Anchor our Lives

Life Lesson 1: As we open to Psalm 71, we will see God show us through David’s life: How to get ready for growing old in a godly way.  God has truths to anchor us in godliness through the closing days of our lives.

Life Lesson 2: Then, as we turn back to Psalm 18, will see God show us through David’s life: How to magnify God to the last breath. God has truths to anchor us in magnifying Him through the closing days of our lives.

Life Lesson 3: Then, we will go to Psalm 116 and see God show us through David’s life: How to die gracefully. God has truths to anchor us in gracefulness through the closing moments of our lives.

Life Lesson 4: Finally, we will turn to Psalm 23 and see God show us through David’s life: How to follow the Good Shepherd safely home. God has truths to anchor us as we follow Christ down the pathway of the closing days of our lives.

The 23rd Psalm is perhaps the simplest and yet most profound Psalm of David’s life. Probably his first, and most assuredly on his heart as he slowly felt the weaknesses of his physical body, bring him to the doorway of the Valley of the Shadow of Death. There the Lord, at just the right time, led David safely home.

David Heads into The Sunset of a Great Life

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